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CFCR INVADES PARK(ING) DAY!

Today marks the 2014 installment of Park(ing) Day on 20th St in Saskatoon. Businesses and organizations are out in force, occupying parking stalls by creating fun, eclectic public space for everyone…
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COME PARTY AT THE CAPTAIN'S BALL!

You may or may not know that Pirate Radio (Thursdays, 7:30-9pm) used to be hosted by a fella by the name of The Captain. He still comes in to fill in for The Jay of Spades now and again, and…
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NOBODY RAINS ON OUR PARADE: SLED ISLAND 2014

by Brendan Biddulph, host of Green Eggs & Ham (Wednesdays, 8-10am) As I drove through the rain between Saskatoon and Calgary, I couldn’t help but remember doing this same drive last year.…
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HOT DOGS & DANCE PARADES: SLED ISLAND 2014

by Kevin McGuigan-Scott, host of The Wonder Years (Mondays, 11pm-12am) After getting in late Wednesday night and experiencing a bit of a stressful drive (oh, you know, just a little bit of your…
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A FESTIVAL IN PICTURES: SLED ISLAND 2014

by Jay Allen, CFCR Program Director & host of Pirate Radio (Thursdays, 7:30-9pm)   At this point, Sled Island is like my second home. This was my fifth time to the Calgary music…
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NESS CREEK ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP

Our friends over the Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society just announced their 2014 lineup, and as always, it's a doozy. Taking place from July 17th - 20th, Ness will see the likes of the…
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CFCR HOSTS PICK THEIR FAVOURITE RELEASES OF 2013

With the year coming to a close, we look back at some of the favourite albums of 2013 from a few of CFCR's hosts! Host: Aaron Scholz Program: RCMP (Tuesdays, 4-5pm), guitarist of Haunted…
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TOP FM-PHASIS PLEDGE EARNER GETS A CLEAN SHAVE!

Before our FM-Phasis fundraising drive, Tuesday So Many Roads host Jeff Montgomery had an idea. He thought that if he could become CFCR's top pledge earner for the year, he would shave his beard --…
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CFCR HOST VOWS TO SHAVE FOR YOUR DONATION!

Throughout the many years of FM-Phasis, CFCR's volunteer hosts have come up with some very creative ways to bring in your donations. Hosts have offered breakfast dates, band t-shirts and bike tune-ups…
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CFCR PROGRAM CELEBRATES 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Join us in celebrating the one-year anniversary of CFCR show Banglar Gaan O Kotha  - wherever in the world you may be, Banglar Gaan O Kotha is close to you using your web or mobile browser!…
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LEVITATION AND EXPANSION: CFCR HOST GOZAR THE GOZARIAN

 Gozar the Gozarian, host of Sunset Gatekeeper, takes his eyes off the horizon long enough to answer a few questions about tending the gates of the sky and guiding radio listeners through that…
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LOOK: PHOTOS FROM THE REGINA FOLK FESTIVAL!

words and photos by Jay Allen, CFCR Program Director It seemed odd that I had never been to the Regina Folk Festival, but I guess I've never been a real 'folk festival' type of guy. In its 44th…
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EYES BE OPEN: CFCR GREEN EGGS AND HAM HOST LENORE MAIER

This week CFCR profiles volunteer Host Lenore Maier - she's been hosting Green Eggs and Ham on Thursdays, from 8:00-10:00 am for the past three years, and says it's the only thing that can get her…
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NOT JUST ANY TIN CAN: WHAT DRIVES A CFCR HOST

  Ever wonder what drives a CFCR host, or rather - what a CFCR host drives? Check out this interview from "Verb" with Shakey Wilson, host of Tin Cans and Twine, Tuesdays at 1:00 PM on CFCR…
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SOUNDSCAPE MAGAZINE: ISSUE 65, OCTOBER 2000

  Here's a page or two from the CFCR archives - Soundscape Magazine was produced by CFCR in the late 1990s, early 2000s and featured charts, reviews, music interviews and slices of Saskatoon's…
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LOOKING GOOD ON THE RADIO: CFCR VOLUNTEER HOST MATTY D

Matty D is the first  in our new web-series profiling CFCR Volunteer Radio Hosts! Matty began as a host with his friend Shavonne on Rainbow Radio (Sunday nights, 9:30 PM) about four or five years…
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SLED ISLAND FEST 2013: DIARIES OF A FLOOD PT. 2

by Jay Allen, CFCR Program Director Walking home in the rain at the end of Wednesday night's festivities seemed normal enough. I had heard a couple people talking about water levels in…
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SLED ISLAND FEST 2013: THERE WILL BE FLOOD

by Brendan Flaherty, host of Green Eggs & Ham, Thursdays 6-8am And so, we fled. We fled seeking music, seeking shelter, coffee, food, and higher ground. The music festival was officially…
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SLED ISLAND FEST 2013: DIARIES OF A FLOOD PT. 1

by Jay Allen, CFCR Program Director Looking at my phone’s trusty weather app, there was rain in Calgary's forecast as we left for The Sled Island Music Festival. I made sure to pack an extra…
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LOOK: MoSo FEST PHOTOS!

It's been a wild few weeks here at CFCR. We've seen a bucket-load of great music at MoSo Fest and Jazz Fest (which continues until July 1st) in Saskatoon and Sled Island in Calgary (well, before the…
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LISTEN: CFCR COVERAGE OF THE NATURE CITY FESTIVAL

This past weekend marked the start of the Nature City Festival in Saskatoon, which runs until this Friday. Produced by volunteer collective Wild about Saskatoon, the festival explores some of the…
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MoSo 2013: THE FESTEST WITH THE BESTEST!

Over the past months, Saskatoon's newest pan-genre music festival MoSo has been revealing acts playing the 2013 edition of the fest one little morsel at a time. Termed "MoSo Mondays," the festival has…
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JAZZ FEST & NESS CREEK LINEUP & SCHEDULE INFO

With the weather warming up, Saskatoon-area summer festivals are starting to kick things into high gear with some big announcements! The Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival announced their full…
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SLED ISLAND ADDS LEGENDS AND MORE WITH 2ND LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

After whetting appetites from here to Timbuktu with an initial announcement that included bands like legends The Jesus & Mary Chain and Swans to relative newcomers Metz and Divine Fits, The Sled…
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MOSOFEST 2013 ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF BANDS

MoSoFest 2013 has posted the first wave of bands slated to play this year's festival, and again, it's shaping up to be a doozy! Check out the artists below and see what Saskatoon has in store for…
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SASKATOON BLUES FESTIVAL 2013

CFCR is excited to once again be a media sponsor for this years Saskatoon Blues Festival, taking place at multiple venues February 25th - March 3rd. Heading into its eleventh year of celebrating…
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WATCH: IDLE NO MORE ACTIVISTS INTERVIEWED

Yesterday afternoon, host Don Kossick came by CFCR's studios to record an episode of his program Making The Links with U of S professor and activist Dr. Priscilla Settee and Idle No More co-founder…
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CFCR HOSTS PICK THEIR FAVOURITE RELEASES OF 2012

Another year is in the books and the dust has settled on the holidays, so it's time to check out some of the favourite releases by a few of CFCR's hosts!   Host: Chad Munson Program:…
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BELIEFS Q&A + SINGLE INFO

[caption id="attachment_2326" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo by Michael Raymond Clarke[/caption]   Toronto-based dreamy shoegazers Beliefs are about to release a single on Toronto…
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LISTEN: NEW CAVES EP

Hot off their recent appearance at Pop Montreal this fall, Saskatoon lo-fi bedroom popsters Caves are preparing to release a new EP on local record/tape label Leaning Trees. The EP, entitled Secretly…
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